Sunday, May 13, 2012

Property Investment Course

Posted by Dawn at Sunday, May 13, 2012
For the past 3 days (Friday night, whole Sat and Sun from 10am to 6pm), I have been attending a Property Investment program with my hubby. I am really glad we attended this together. It was held at ERC Institute Campus along River Valley Road. Many may wonder why I attended this course. There are many reasons why I do so..but the main reason is that I love property. Whenever I pass by a property under construction or when there's a show flat, or when there's a notice stating the sale of land, my eyes would brighten up and take a closer look. I love looking at show flats as I love absorbing ideas of how to decorate a place up. So besides my love for teaching, this is another area which I love to venture in so that there's another alternative. Probably got the genes from my daddy who is a valuer in the past and now, a property agent.

The one who conducted the course is Andy Ong, a self made millionaire by age 26. He started out with only $10 000 put it into a property in Club Street...and now, his annual turnover is $100 over million. He is an amazing entrepreneur who not only is a walking property encyclopedia (locally and overseas), but he is also a restaurateur and hotelier. Amazing! So this whole 3 days program for me was more inspirational than anything.

On the second day of our program, he took us around Singapore to look at property- what to look out for, what to buy and investment strategies. It was fun! We had lunch together and it was nice for him to mingle around with us and just being so down-to-earth with us as we had a good chat especially when he and most of us at the table were Christians./

It was fun as I had the chance to mingle with people who were experienced in property investment- owning properties in London, Australia, Singapore- commercial and residential.

On our last day of the program, a guy called Steven Kuan conducted the program. He talked about the legal, tax matters, the buying process etc. When I first heard this, I thought it would be very boring as its so wordy and technical but Steven made it fun and interesting. He also showed us slides on the developments that were to come from now till 2018. So exciting just knowing which areas will be developed and how awesome it is going to be! I was pretty amazed at what they will be doing to Jurong Area. Jurong will soon have a hotel in that area! Its unthinkable! So, if you are looking into buying a place and work in the west, I would definitely recommend Jurong.

Anyway, after this course, I really cant wait to study the market more and to pray hard for opportunities to invest!


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